Helping Individuals and Families in Pasadena
We know that family law matters are among the most complex and emotional legal proceedings. From divorce cases involving complex property division and minor children to contentious disputes over parentage and stepparent adoptions, those people struggling through family law issues need experienced legal counsel to help them through this process. For 70 combined years, our Pasadena family lawyers have been representing individuals and families alike in a wide variety of family law matters. We are ready to speak with you about your particular needs.
At Kearney Baker, we realize that every family law situation is different, and we know how important it is to develop creative solutions that are based on the particular facts of a client’s case. We routinely represent clients in a wide variety of family law matters, including divorce, child custody, parenting plans and visitation, child support, complex property division and real estate, stepparent adoptions, and premarital and cohabitation agreements. We are a full-service family law firm committed to representing a diverse range of clients in many different kinds of cases. Our Pasadena family law attorneys can speak with you about your options today.
Dividing Property in a Pasadena Divorce
California is a community property state, which means that any two parties in a marriage or domestic partnership are understood to be a “community.” We know that this can be confusing if you are considering a separation or a divorce, and we can help. Generally speaking, most property acquired by either spouse after the date of the marriage will be classified as community property, or property of the community. There are some exceptions, such as property expressly excluded in a premarital agreement, or acquired through a gift or inheritance.
Domestic Partnerships and Cohabitation Agreements
We regularly assist with domestic partnership agreements, as well as prenuptial and cohabitation agreements. California’s Domestic Partnership Act provides a variety of protections, but it is important to understand how and when it applies. If you are planning to enter into a domestic partnership or a marriage, consider the ways in which a prenuptial agreement or a cohabitation agreement may be able to benefit you in the long run. We are committed to providing our clients with a tailored and nuanced approach to these agreements in order to protect their best interests.
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At the Law Offices of Kearney Baker in Pasadena, we are ready to help your family with any and all tough legal issues.